Do you know what Mako Mushrooms are, and how delicious they are when eaten raw?
Eating Bamboo Grass, the Grass in Which God Dwells
Mako mashrooms are also delicious as kinpira (fried bean curd).
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"Mako Bamboo Shoots
It has the texture of a soft bamboo shoot.
It's delicious! (^^)
If you make kinpira, it will be gone in no time.
It can be eaten raw, so cut it into thin slices, put salt on it, and crunch it up.
Children also love it.
What is Mako Moss?
It is said to be "the grass where God dwells.
It is a thickened stem of the rice plant "Mako" (Bamboo grass).
Seedlings are planted in rice paddies in the spring and grow through the summer.
It is harvested from September to October and is a rare autumn delicacy.
Freshness is of the essence, so it is not easily found in supermarkets.
Since ancient times, it has been valued as a sacred herb that heals illnesses, dispels evil spirits, and purifies the body and mind.
The Bacillus subtilis nucifera in the water bamboo has the function of creating an environment in which good bacteria in the intestines can easily become active, and it is rich in dietary fiber and minerals.
In Taiwan, it is eaten as a tonic food.
How to eat
Peel off the green leaves.
Cut off the hard root part a little.
Remove a thin layer of the yellow-green part with a peeler, as it may remain in the mouth.
Ÿ Raw with salt, wasabi and soy sauce, or in salads.
Stir-fry, tempura, or cook in layers.
They have no peculiar flavor, so they go well with all kinds of Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes.
Baked in the oven with the skin on.
I have also grilled them on a barbecue and served them as an accompaniment.
Bamboo shoot leaves can also be made into tea or used in baths.
This year, we also made a bamboo shoot as a shimenawa (sacred rope). It was made by a handsome friend of mine.
It was so powerful that after it finished its role as a shimenawa, I put it in a bath to make a makomo bath.
The season for makomodake is already at its end, so if you are lucky enough to find one, you are very lucky!